Recall: Imaginarium Activity Walkers
On 2013-03-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Imaginarium Activity Walkers due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $30.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Toys R Us walker recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Walkers & Activity Centers category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 869-7787
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What is the problem?
The small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Imaginarium Activity Walkers have a round wooden push handle on the top of a curved triangle-shaped wooden walker base with four wheels. There is a multi-colored metal xylophone with 2 triangle mallets, 1 multi-colored abacus and 1 scratch noise maker on the front of the walker. The walkers have multi-colored wooden, disc-shaped wheels. The walkers measure about 19 inches tall and about 13 inches wide. The recalled walkers have model number Toys R Us 5F5E972 printed on the bottom of the activity walkers. Barcode number 3700217300319 is printed on the bottom of the activity walker box.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/25955r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.toysrus.com from August 2011 through January 2013 for about $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled walker immediately, put it out of reach of young children and return it to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.
Toys R Us at (800)869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.toysrus.com and click on Safety Information and Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Toys R Us has received five reports of the front wheels detaching. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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